SMU commit Lewis visiting Utah


After a devastating loss Thursday night, athlete Robert Lewis (Los Angeles, Calif./Southeast) boarded a plane Friday morning to take his first official visit this year to check out Utah.

Lewis, a dynamic running back/receiver, is still solid with SMU but will take his official visits before making a final decision.

“Robert really likes SMU, that’s where his heart is at for sure,” Southeast coach Derwin Henderson said. “Norm Chow has been recruiting him and when Coach Chow calls, you definitely have to listen. He’s going to visit Ole Miss in a few weeks and is planning to trip to Oregon as well.

“He’ll visit SMU I believe in January and he’s pretty excited because they just told him he cold wear No. 4, which is what he wears now. He’s close with Gabe [Marks] and a few others going to SMU but at the same time, I think he’s intrigued by some of these other schools too. Oregon was his second offer and they feel he’s similar to what they have in DeAnthony Thomas and want to use him the same way. He’s smart to do the visits but I see him at SMU when all is said and done.”

Southeast had their perfect season come to an end Thursday night when they blew a 47-19 fourth quarter lead and lost 49-47.

“We had six turnovers in the fourth quarter,” Henderson said. “This is on me, I pulled out starters out way too early, they got momentum and then when I put them back in, it was too late. Robert had 266 yards rushing, three touchdowns and three interceptions but he fumbled late in the game and that led to their go ahead score.

“He was devastated, I’ve never seen him like that before but he’ll bounce back and so we will. We’ll still get the top seed in the playoffs and I feel sorry for the team we play next week in the first round.”